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Master of Ceremony Tip – Voice Recorder

Voice recorder

One of the most essential tools an MC can have with them in their work bag is a good quality Voice Recorder. Sure, you can use a smart phone for some of the functions, but I bet once you start using a dedicated recorder you will love it.

Here are just some of the things you can do ….

  • Record your own actual performances to listen back and learn.
  • Record briefing sessions with clients. This is great. Ask “do you mind if I record this?” and watch their eyes light up. Your level of professionalism has just shot up in their eyes.
  • Grab speakers correct pronunciation of names.
  • Make on the spot To Do lists.
  • Capture Brilliant Ideas on your morning walk.
  • Dictate letters, book chapters & blog posts   : )

There are many more ways to use them and if you have a clever idea or recommendation of a specific unit you use, please leave a comment below.

Pricing starts from well under $100 and shoots up from there. I had a play with the Phillips machine pictured here, it syncs with Dragon Voice recognition software and looked awesome, but is fairly pricey. I suggest buying a cheap one, see if it works for you and then as always buy the best you can afford.

Timothy Hyde

Widely acknowledged as one of Australia's busiest & best MC's and a global authority on the MC Industry, Timothy Hyde shares his expertise and insights into this fascinating Professional Speaking niche via this site and a dynamic YouTube channel. His best selling book The ExpertMC Toolkit and Resource Manual has helped thousands of people worldwide improve their Emcee skills and in many cases, start earning a living by taking on the role.

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